Pride = Death. Pride being self-righteousness, self-centeredness and self-preservation which leads to a kind of living death that manifests as hatred, depression and self-loathing.
Nothing has become clearer this past week and nothing feels worse than being eaten with pride. When given full reign, I am a tyrant and I hate the one I love; I tear him down: I spit insults and I even desire his harm. This darkness in me frightens me. But there is an antidote.